about the adventurologists

We aren’t one of those full-time traveling families. We are normal people who live and work in beautiful Malawi, with real jobs and everyday responsibilities. But we are also serious about making adventure happen in the midst of normal life.

We hope that we can inspire you to make adventure happen in the midst of your day-to-day life, too.

Stacy Leigh & Josh

a man and a woman smiling on a beach they are both wearing hats and rash guards Malawi Lake Malawi Mangochi
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Cotopaxi Allpa 35 Backpack Review

The Cotopaxi Allpa 35 is a sturdy travel pack that’s the perfect size for almost any length of trip. With lots of color options, tons of built-in organization, and a clamshell opening, it’s hard to go wrong with this pack.

a reed and thatch lake chalet or tent sits on top of a large rock at Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi

Visit Malawi: Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island was the perfect escape for a father-son weekend with my oldest son. At Mumbo Island, we were able to unplug and unwind in one of the most beautiful spots in all of Malawi.

ancient corinth in greece, the temple of apollo stands amid some ruins with the gulf of corinth and the Geraneia mountains in the distance

Visit Greece: Ancient Corinth

What remains of the ancient city of Corinth holds significant history and interest. Located so conveniently near Athens, it should definitely be on your list of places to visit when you’re in Greece.

a family hikes a path in Rocky Mountain National Park, snowcapped mountains in the distance, green grass, and blue sky with fluffy clouds

3 Day Itinerary in Rocky Mountain National Park with Kids

Our family spent three nights camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and we had an AMAZING time. We really flew by the seats of our pants with our itinerary, but it turned out so perfectly that we thought we’d share it with you so that other families could also have an amazing time.

on safari at Liwonde National Park in Malawi an open jeep of tourists in a bare savannah watch a herd of elephants walk toward the shire river

Visit Malawi: Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park is an incredible success story for Malawi. When we first visited it in 2014, there wasn’t much to see but a few antelope and some tsetse flies. The park was riddled with broken fences, wire snares, and rampant poaching. But in 2015 African Parks took over its management, and it has made a complete turnaround since then.

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a reed and thatch lake chalet or tent sits on top of a large rock at Mumbo Island in Lake Malawi

Visit Malawi: Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island was the perfect escape for a father-son weekend with my oldest son. At Mumbo Island, we were able to unplug and unwind in one of the most beautiful spots in all of Malawi.

Cotopaxi Allpa 35 Backpack Review

The Cotopaxi Allpa 35 is a sturdy travel pack that’s the perfect size for almost any length of trip. With lots of color options, tons of built-in organization, and a clamshell opening, it’s hard to go wrong with this pack.

a family hikes a path in Rocky Mountain National Park, snowcapped mountains in the distance, green grass, and blue sky with fluffy clouds

3 Day Itinerary in Rocky Mountain National Park with Kids

Our family spent three nights camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and we had an AMAZING time. We really flew by the seats of our pants with our itinerary, but it turned out so perfectly that we thought we’d share it with you so that other families could also have an amazing time.

ancient corinth in greece, the temple of apollo stands amid some ruins with the gulf of corinth and the Geraneia mountains in the distance

Visit Greece: Ancient Corinth

What remains of the ancient city of Corinth holds significant history and interest. Located so conveniently near Athens, it should definitely be on your list of places to visit when you’re in Greece.

four kids children sit at a table at a Malawi roadside restaurant Kips

Eating at Malawian Roadside Restaurants

Finding yourself as an azungu (foreigner) at lunchtime far away from recognizable restaurants in the city can be intimidating. Thankfully, most small towns in Malawi have simple roadside restaurants that you can safely taste with a little bit of “need to know” information.